Oliver Watson

Oliver Watson

Drum Teacher in Leeds

Email: [email protected]

Teacher Info

My name’s Oliver and I am a 20-year-old third-year music student undergraduate, studying at Leeds Conservatoire (formerly Leeds College of Music), specialising in drumming. I’ve been drumming for almost 15 years, starting aged 8, and have experience playing live across Leeds in venues such as Oporto, and The Lending Room, as well as recording for singer-songwriters Daisy Wardle, Charlotte Beatrice and Carmen McLean, and producing tracks with tropical house artist HM, (music available on Spotify/ Apple/ Youtube etc).

Moreover, before university, I played numerous shows for amateur theatre productions, such as Little Shop, Sister Act and Annie. I also have a youtube drum covers channel where I post regular covers and drum related content. You can also find me on Instagram and Facebook.

I will help the student develop on what they have learnt themselves, focusing on becoming an all-rounded flexible drummer, teaching them important techniques such as sight-reading and drum rudiments and helping them to develop their own practice regime, which will enable them to progress as quickly as they desire. I will tailor the lessons to benefit the student to the best of my ability.

I have plenty of experience with children of ages 5-15, having lead percussion workshops at the holiday club my home church runs each July and pre-university, I used to regularly run hockey coaching for the local middle school (students aged between 9 and 14) as part of my Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award.

Another part of my DofE was residential, where I fundraised a mission trip to Zambia through a sponsored half marathon. On this trip, I lead workshops with young adults, pastors and youth group leaders, visited and cared for vulnerable adults, and attended a local orphanage. I did have a DBS done for this but as it was for Tearfund, it is non- transferrable. I am in the process of sorting one out for when I get teaching on a one to one basis.

I am currently charging £25 an hour, or £20 for half an hour, with the first drum lesson FREE, so there’s no risk in getting a lesson booked! I also do discounts for block bookings so please get in touch if you are interested.

Music Qualifications & Achievements:

  • I have both a Rockschool grade 8 merit in drum performance, as well as a merit in grade 5 ABSRM music theory
  • In addition, I have a GCSE A grade in music and am currently in the 3rd year of my BA Music degree at Leeds Conservatoire


1/2 hour£20.00
1 hour£25.00


I offer online and mobile lessons to students based in and around Leeds (subject to my availability and your location). For more information about my drum lessons simply get in touch.


To book your first lesson with me, or to find out more about my music lessons, don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing me on [email protected].

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